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MoPOP’s Teacher Professional Development occurs throughout the school year and features workshops, tours, curriculum development, and networking opportunities.

Our goal is to create experiences in which teachers engage with pop culture and each other; where we provide useful teaching tools that are interactive, fun, equitable for all learners, and easy to use.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Afrofuturism in Weaving (Virtual): December 3

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Weaving is an artisan craft that humans have spent the last 30,000 years perfecting. After thousands of years searching for new fibers and technology to incorporate into woven materials, we've reached an era where fabric can be molded and shaped into nearly any form and used for almost any function.

Weaving as a skill builds dexterity, spatial awareness, hand-eye coordination, and creative expression. Workshop participants will learn the basic elements of weaving, material structure and technology, the manipulation of 2-D fabrics into 3-D structures through material and structural choices. Our work will be inspired by our current exhibition, Ruth E Carter - Afrofuturism in Costume Design. Workshop participants will take home activities adaptable for grades K through 12.

Event date  Saturday, December 3, 2022
Event time  9:30am-12:30pm
*3 WA State Clock Hours available
Price $25 Regular (scholarships available) | FREE for Members!

Recommended materials: scissors, cardboard, construction paper, and 3 colors of yarn (at least 15 yards total, any kind)

Erika (she/her) has been weaving since being introduced to it by her kindergarten teacher over 30 years ago. In the years since, she has explored weaving as an artist, archaeologist, university lecturer, and now high school teacher and member of the Seattle Weaver's Guild. She earned her Master's degree in Ancient Near Eastern Art & Archaeology from the University of Chicago and is currently a PhD student in bioarcheology at the University of Arkansas where she taught Intro to Egyptology for 5 years. As an educator, Erika is focused on integrating ancient technology into the classroom in modern ways. Erika is currently a long-term guest teacher in the Kent School District.

Erika Morey


Questions? Contact natashar@mopop.org

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

STEAM Power Teacher PD

Event date  March 2023
Event time  Specific date and time TBD

Join MoPOP, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, and Pacific Science Center for a day of virtual professional development fueled by STEAM. STEAM Power features three skill-based workshops. These workshops are designed especially for educators addressing a broad spectrum of virtual STEAM learning, highlighting key topics from each organization’s specific areas of expertise, taught by each organization’s staff and professional educators.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Next Workshop (Content TBD): May 20

Event date  Saturday, May 20, 2023
Event time  Time TBD
WA State Clock Hours available
Price TBD

Save the date! Next workshop: May 20, 2023.


For more information, contact natashar@mopop.org


PAST WORKSHOPS


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

STEAM Power Teacher PD (Virtual)

Event date  Saturday, March 12, 2022
Event time  9:30am-2:30pm
4.5 WA State Clock Hours available
FREE!


EDUCATOR PREVIEW

Educator Preview for Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop (Virtual)

Event date  Friday, November 5, 2021
Event time  4:00pm-5:15pm
FREE!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Costume Changes: from Disney to the Classroom (Virtual)

Event date  Saturday, October 2, 2021
Event time  10:00am-12:30pm
2.5 WA State Clock Hours available
$20


EDUCATOR PREVIEW

Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement

Event date  Friday, July 9, 2021
Event time  4:00pm-5:00pm
FREE!


EDUCATOR PREVIEW

Heroes & Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume

Event date  Friday, June 18, 2021
Event time  4:00pm-5:00pm
FREE!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Exploring LGBTQIA+ Representation in Pop Culture

Event date  Saturday, May 15, 2021
Event time  10:00am-12:30pm
2.5 WA State Clock Hours available
$20


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

STEAM POWER 2021

Event date  Saturday, March 20, 2021
Event time  9:30am-12:30pm
3 WA State STEM Clock Hours available
FREE!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

GAME TO GROW- USING TABLETOP
ROLE-PLAYING GAMES IN THE REMOTE CLASSROOM

Event date  Saturday, January 23, 2021
Event time  10:00am-12:30pm
2.5 WA State Clock Hours available
$20


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

TEACHING MARVEL IN THE REMOTE
CLASSROOM WITH DONTE FELDER

Event date  Saturday, November 14, 2020
Event time  10:00am-12:30pm

Donte Felder


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